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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mike Bianco

Mike Bianco is the head coach of the Ole Miss baseball team. A graduate of LSU, he joined Ole Miss in 2000 and has been instrumental in making the Diamond Rebels a mainstay on the national collegiate baseball scene.

Heading into the 2010, Bianco had a record of 365-203-1 in nine seasons as Ole Miss' coach. For more about his tenure from Ole Miss Sports Information, click here.

OM’s Laxer unleashes on USM

PEARL — Josh Laxer looked like a completely different pitcher Tuesday.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Ole Miss pitching coach Carl Lafferty sat the  former Madison Central product down to have a talk.
The freshman had not had the ideal start to his collegiate career, allowing 10 earned runs and five walks in 16.1 innings.
Lafferty told Laxer to let loose. Remember how you pitched for the Jaguars, Lafferty asked. Pitch like that. (May 2, 2012, Page 6)

Early implosion trips up No. 18 Rebels

STARKVILLE—Players say hits are contagious.

Sunday at Dudy Noble Field, hit batters were also contagious. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 6)

Yarbrough sees hitting streak halted Sunday

STARKVILLE—Alex Yarbrough saw his hitting streak come to an end at 22 games Sunday following an 0-for-4 performance against the Bulldogs at Dudy Noble Field.

The Rebel second baseman struck out, grounded out to the pitcher and flew out to center field against MSU starter Luis Pollorena before flying out to right against closer Caleb Reed in the eighth. (April 30, 2012, Page 7)

Early stumble dooms No. 18 Rebels

BLOG: After evening the series Saturday with a 6-2 victory, the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels will look to take the series in Starkville today.

First pitch for today’s CSS televised game is set for 1:35 p.m. (more…) (April 29, 2012)

Hively helps No. 18 Rebs top MSU 6-2

BLOG: After dropping Game 1 of the three-game series 4-0 Friday, the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels will look to rebound today at Dudy Noble Field.

First pitch of today’s televised game on SportSouth is set for a 2:35 p.m. start. (more…) (April 28, 2012)

No. 18 Rebels blow late lead to Tigers

MEMPHIS — Jacob Wilson proved to be quite the party crasher Tuesday evening.

Not only did the Memphis third baseman breakup the no-hit bid three Ole Miss pitchers had pieced together until the seventh, but Wilson put the hometown Tigers ahead for good in the following inning with a two-run homer. (more…) (April 25, 2012, Page 6)

Arkansas strikes back to take finale

The No. 22 Ole Miss Rebels set out Sunday looking to carry over their momentum from the previous two days and in doing so claim a series sweep over No. 17 Arkansas at Oxford-University Stadium.

Instead, the Razorbacks jumped on Ole Miss early en route to an 11-3 victory. (April 23, 2012, Page 1B)

Moving Hively to the pen pays off for Rebs

Mike Bianco’s gamble appears to have paid off.

Thursday, Ole Miss’ skipper made it known publicly that usual weekend starter R.J. Hively would be moved to the pen in the hopes of limiting the Rebels’ late-inning letdowns. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 1B)

Rebels could shake up pitching rotation

Looking to shake things up after having inconsistent weekends at Georgia and Kentucky in consecutive weekends, the No. 22 Ole Miss Rebels could stray from their normal rotation this weekend when the No. 17 Arkansas Razorbacks come to town for the three-game set beginning tonight. (more…) (April 20, 2012, Page 6A)

Patience pays off for Ole Miss’ Gatlin

Especially early in the season, John Gatlin could often be seen well after the final out of any particular game was made, jogging out of the Ole Miss dugout, inserting headphones into his ears and jogging from the left field foul pole to the right field foul pole and back.

To Gatlin, a sparsely used transfer from Itawamba Community College, the extra work was necessary in order to remain in game-shape should he be called upon. (more…) (April 20, 2012, Page 6A)

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